Childcare Education & Training Support (CETS) Scheme

This scheme replaced the payments given to parents by FÁS and the VEC to subsidise their childcare requirements.

Parents who are availing of certain training courses and initiatives are eligible for a CETS place, where a capitation is paid directly to childcare services to cover the cost of the childcare place.

If you wish to apply to join this scheme, contact us for details.

How it works

Once you are in contract with the Dept to provide CETS places, we will contact you if a parent in your area is looking for a CETS place that you can provide.

We will apply to the Dept. for approval which should be given within 24 hours. Once we have approval, the child/ren can attend your service and you will be paid accordingly.

At the present time the capitation rates are as follows:

The rates of payment for FAS and VEC services will be:

  • Full-time: €170 per week
  • Part time: €95 per week
  • Afterschool: €50 per week
  • Afterschool with provision of a required pickup service: €95

Parents will be required to sign an attendance sheet for themselves ahd their children that you submit at the end of each term

For further details or for any clarification, please contact us.